{Five on Friday // PinkBlush, Kayaking, Office supplies}

Happy Friday! I have to say that this week went by pretty quick. It was a good and low-key week for us for once. We didn't go to any karate classes and stayed home most evenings. And...wait for it...I even cooked!! It seems like we have been just grabbing fast food or something easy for a while because our evenings are filled with karate. Mason needed a break this week and I kind of welcomed it. I've enjoyed being in the kitchen and having a meal ready by the time Nate gets home from work. And I've enjoyed the sweet time with Mason just hanging out without having to worry about getting ready and out the door. One evening Nathan and Mason went kayak fishing. I went to take some pictures, but then I had a whole 2 hours to myself. And while I could have easily just plopped down on the couch to catch up on BIP, I didn't. I was productive instead. And it felt so good and refreshing.

{O N E} // Posts from the week...
Tuesday > He said what? The funny things my sweet boy says!
Wednesday > Labor Day Camping Trip Recap
Thursday > Picture Perfect Project

{T W O} // I won! I won!
I won a $50 giftcard to PinkBlush from Desiree's giveaway. I am so excited. I never win anything. Which is probably because I rarely ever enter giveaways. I just always feel like there is someone that deserves it more than me. ha! But, I am so excited that I decided to enter into this one. Now the hard part is picking out something. Everything is so cute!! Also, how adorable is the giftcard?
{T H R E E} // My boss is the best!
Every year around back to school time my boss goes out and stocks up on fun supplies for us. She has done this ever since I started working for her! Well, we met for breakfast this week and she brought our supplies. So fun! It's like a little slice of Christmas in September. If you know me then you know I love office supplies!! Does anyone else get excited over new supplies?

{F O U R} // Kayaking
My boys went out kayaking this week and I was once again the creeper mom/wife! I can't help but take pictures when they're out on the pond. It's so pretty when the sun starts to set. Anyhow, this particular picture made me so excited for fall. I think it's something about the colors.

{F I V E} // This.
One of my friends shared this on Facebook and wow. Just wow. I am most definitely the one behind the camera and I tend to prefer it that way. But, this just puts things into perspective.

{B O N U S} // This is our jam this week!

How was your week? Hope you have a great weekend!


  1. I love office supplies! There something about new back to school supplies that just speaks to my heart. :)

  2. I am so happy that you won friend, you'll have to share what you get! And that little bit on photos... yup, I am now crying. So good. Happy Friday friend!

  3. I get giddy over school and office supplies, too. And, cleaning supplies....which is weird, because I don't like to clean! Ha!
    I love the kayaking picture of your boys. It looks so peaceful and relaxing. Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. I'm never in photos...but I'm soon going to be modeling a dress I'm reviewing so I'll have to be! lol. I love the pond picture. You should go back once the leaves start to change and get comparison shots! I love school / office supplies too! Congrats on the giveaway!

  5. Congrats on winning! That so exciting! I also love that post about guys taking pictures- I'm constantly bugging Micah to take some pictures of me and the kids- it looks like I'm not around because I'm always behind the camera!

  6. Yay to winning that gift card! You totally deserve it, don't be silly! I have never, ever won a blog giveaway...but I keep telling myself it's because I'm going to win the biggest and best giveaway ever! ;) And yes to that photo thing! I feel like I rarely get pictures of myself unless I specifically ask Craig to take my photo. Which then I feel like I'mg being a nuisance. Darn picture-phobic hubbies.

  7. Those school supplies are too fun! Yay for winning the gift card! They have such fun clothes!

  8. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE office supplies, and in my opinion, you can never have too many of them!! It's like Christmas Day getting a big batch of them! I remember when I was 8 I asked Santa for school supplies for Christmas. I got a stapler and a hole puncher and a bunch of other stuff, and I think that was the most excited I've ever been at Christmas. Haha.

  9. I absolutely love that kayak photo! The fall colors and the reflection in the water, perfect! And yes, I would love to have more candid photos of me and Noah! I feel like I am constantly taking those of Chris and Noah, but I have to ask for photos and they are usually very posed, which Noah isn't a fan of right now.

  10. How sweet is your boss! I love that she buys you guys nice, new supplies in September!
    WOOHOO for winning!!! I can't wait to hear what you get! I was browsing their website the other day and let's just say, you have no easy task choosing what to get!
    And that post. WOW. Just wow. I need to get in front of the camera more often and not be so "perfectionist" judgy when Seth takes a picture. Because you're right (or she's right), Mason won't care about what I look like in the picture once I'm gone, he'll just care he has a picture with his mom. So powerful.

  11. Kayak fishing now that's something I've never done! And yay for pinkblush I love their stuff!!

  12. I'm SO glad you won the giveaway! I cannot wait to see what you choose. Please share your goodies when they arrive!
    That kayak picture is like something right off a post card. Gorgeous. You live in such a pretty place!
    Your #5 has me crying. For real. I'm going to push for more photos of mom in them.
    Happy Weekend, friend!!

  13. You won!! I cant wait to see what you get! PB has awesome maxi dresses. Your boss sounds lovely!

  14. I drool over PinkBlush clothes all the time. Congratulations on winning! (Across the Gulf air High Five) You boss is so cool. I went to Target today and got a ton of schools supplies for super cheap on clearance. Have a good weekend!


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